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The Unbelievable Truth

BBC Radio 4 panel show built on truth and lies. 141 episodes (pilot + 23 series), 2006 - 2020. Stars David Mitchell.

Another series is in development.
Series 16, Episode 3 is repeated on Radio 4 Extra on Monday at 9am.

Series 8

Christmas Special: Episode One

First broadcast: Monday 26th December 2011

In this special Christmas edition David Mitchell is joined by Lee Mack, Jack Dee, Rufus Hound and Graeme Garden to talk on the subjects of reindeer, decorations, boxes and pantomime.

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2. Episode Two

First broadcast: Monday 2nd January 2012

David Mitchell hosts an edition of the game show recorded at the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe featuing Mark Watson, Phill Jupitus, Ed Byrne and Henning Wehn. The subjects discussed are The Olympics, butter, bees and blood.

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3. Episode Three

First broadcast: Monday 9th January 2012

David Mitchell is joined by Tom Wrigglesworth, Tony Hawks, Alan Davies and John Finnemore to talk on subjects such as hamburgers, snoring, pens and crocodiles.

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4. Episode Four

First broadcast: Monday 16th January 2012

David Mitchell is joined by Lee Mack, Jack Dee, Rufus Hound and Graeme Garden. Today they talk on the subjects of nuts, boy scouts, the circus and Florence Nightingale.

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5. Episode Five

First broadcast: Monday 23rd January 2012

David Mitchell hosts an edition of the game show recorded at the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe featuing Mark Watson, Roisin Conaty, Alex Horne and Henning Wehn. The subjects discussed are competitions, chickens, sweets and the Romans.

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6. Episode Six

First broadcast: Monday 30th January 2012

David Mitchell is joined by Tom Wrigglesworth, Tony Hawks, Alan Davies and John Finnemore to talk on subjects such as wool, flowers, the radio and pasta.

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Release date: Thursday 9th June 2016

David Mitchell hosts the eighth series of the panel game in which four comedians are encouraged to tell lies and compete against one another to see how many items of truth they're able to smuggle past their opponents.

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